Ruston churches hosting fall events

By Thomas Stodghill, IV

Some of the local churches are going to host fun fall and Halloween events for the community this week and next week. These events are open to everyone.

First Baptist Church will host its Fall Fest tonight. This will feature live music, a game tuck, food, inflatables, face painting, photo spots and other fun for the whole family. 

Ed Colvin, the children’s pastor at First Baptist, said that the church recognizes the beauty in God’s creation at this time of year and views the fall fest as a fun way to kick off the holiday season.

On Halloween night, two local churches plan to host Trunk-or-Treat events. 

The Springs is going to host its first Trunk-or-Treat from 4-6 p.m. It will be a night of family fun where people are going to pass out candy. 

The pastor of The Springs, George Lee, said that the event helps to bring a sense of community and it helps people get to know one another. He said that families can come and go to this before they go trick-or-treating.

Also, Trinity United Methodist Church is going to host a Trunk-or-Treat event Halloween night from 5-7 p.m. and it will feature fun activities. They plan to give out candy, host a cake walk and have a Kona Ice truck.

Karen Florence, the director of children’s ministry at Trinity, described their event as a safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating from door to door.

All of these events are free to the community.

If your church or non-profit is planning a fall or Halloween event, please email us at to get it added to our weekend events list.

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